John Harper Sr.

August 6, 2012

John E. Harper Sr., 78, of Frankfort passed away August 6, 2012 in his home. He was born May 4, 1934 in Frankfort to Hubert L. and Dora (Dobson) Harper. He married Opal May Schlatman on June 25, 1958 in Frankfort and she survives. John attended Little Jeff High School and lived in Clinton County most of his life. He retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 1970 after working for 14 ½ years. He served in the United States Marines from 1952 to 1955 serving in Alaska and Korea. John enjoyed refinishing furniture. Surviving along with his wife Opal are: 2 Sons: John Harper Jr. and Harold (Darla) Harper both of Frankfort; 4 Brothers; 2 Sisters; 14 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Dwight Herin will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.


5 Condolences for “John Harper Sr.”

  1. Jack and Becky Mescher

    Opal, we are so very sorry John passed away. We love him and glad we found each other. Opal, you are such a dear, sweet and beautiful woman. He was blessed to have you as his wife. Our prayers are with you and all. When you get a free moment, maybe you can call and we will return the call to you so you will not be using your minutes. Please, please let us know if there is ANYTHING at all we can do for you. Our prayers are already with you and family. I will tell mom today. I dont know if someone has already told her or not. Loving you!!!! Jack & Becky Mescher

  2. Jack and Becky Mescher

    Opal, we are so very sorry to hear John has left us. We are so blessed to have found each other. PLEASE let us know if you need anything. My prayers have been with you. You are such a beautiful, smart and loving woman and I for sure know John has the best of the best for a wife. Hang in there and you will see him again in the new world. Revelation21:4 ” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” John11:25 “Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies will come to life”.

  3. Charlotte Avery

    Harry I’m sorry that you lost not only your father but your best friend to, in one. I didn’t know him but he must of been a great dad to had such a loving and caring son. He may be gone but never forgotten because he lives in your heart, Miss you alot that care and friends always

  4. Ed and Jodell Roberts

    We were sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. John was a good man. He will be missed.

  5. Doris

    My deepest sorrow to the family for your loss, may your hearts find peace in knowing that soon we will reap the many benefits of Jehovah God love and that of his son Jesus Christ – John 3:16; Psalms 83:18. During Bible times the Shunammite woman leaped for joy when her loved one was resurrected to life again on earth -2Kings 4:32-37, and when Lazarus was resurrected, no doubt his sisters Mary and Martha leaped for joy – John 11:43, 44. We will soon leap for joy when we are reunited with our dear loved ones with the prospect of eternal life on a paradise earth. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may these promises enlighten your heart and faith – John 5:27-29; Psalms 37:11, 29; Revelation 21:3, 4.

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